Therapy and Counseling Services

DISCLAIMER: The CAC has compiled lists of autism-related resources in our region to help you save time searching for them on the web. This list of service providers is for informational purposes only and being listed does not constitute the endorsement of the CAC. 


If you would like us to add a resource or update a resource, contact us at 423-531-6961 opt 2 or email

Chattanooga Autism Center

Our CBT waitlist is full and we cannot take new referrals at this time. The CAC’s outpatient clinic provides cognitive behavior therapy for people of all ages who have Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disorders. They also offer family therapy and social skills training (group and individual). Staff: Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience working with people of all ages who have Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over a decade of experience who specializes in counseling and therapy for kids and adults with ASD.

Location: 1400 McCallie Avenue, Suite 100, Chattanooga TN, 37404
Phone: 423-531-6961, opt 2 to be added to a Contact List (our waitlist is full as of 2019). 

Anna Shaw Children’s Institute offers Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, and Individual Therapy services by our psychology team consisting of Child Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA) and Registered Behavioral Therapists (RBTs) and a Social Worker.


Ages Served: Birth to 11 years
Referral: Internal Patients Only (Patients receiving these services are referred from the ASCI physicians)
Location: 1201 Burleyson Rd Dalton, GA 30721
Phone: (706) 226-8900

Dr. Crittendon is a licensed clinical psychologist, Ph.D., BCBA-D, and the head of the Autism Center for Children. Her specialty is infant-toddler diagnostic early intervention with children diagnosed with autism. She sees patients up to 3 years of age. She does take most major insurances and also GA Wellcare and she also does assessments. 


Address: 429 Creekstone Ridge, Woodstock GA, 30188

Phone: (678) 996-4998

Camelot Care Centers provides the following services:

  • Home-based Intensive Counseling: This is provided to families struggling with behavioral, emotional and psychological needs such as depression and anxiety, defiant/disruptive behaviors, and social skills building. Counseling usually involves multiple visits per week by the family counselor to the home.

  • Outpatient Therapy: Clinicians provide therapy designed to assist individuals, couples, parents, and families in dealing with the difficulties that are faced in daily life. Can help children who are on the Autism Spectrum who may need support with social skills training.

  • Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Trauma Treatment: Counselors help families work through issues related to alcohol and drug abuse or traumas.

  • Group Therapy: Therapists offer support for those who otherwise believe they are alone in their struggles. Group therapy counselors are trained in trauma, informed care, and mental health issues, play therapy, and cognitive behavioral treatment.

Ages Served: 3-years-old up through adults.
In-network Insurance: TennCare, BlueCare, Amerigroup, Humana (IOP only), and Value Options.
Counties Served: Bradley, Hamilton, McMinn, Meigs, Bledsoe, Marion, Sequatchie, Polk, and Rhea.
Location: 3917 Volunteer Dr. Ste. 121, Chattanooga, TN, 37416

Center for Individual and Family Effectiveness

Nathan Harris, Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MHSP, NCC

Types of Therapy:
-Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
-Family Systems
-Trauma Focused

Ages Served: 6-years-old up through adults.
Insurance: Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna
Location: 117 Nowlin Ln, Suite 400, Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: 423-265-7935


Centerstone offers many services and locations in the Tennessee area.  The services they offer are psychiatric services, such as counseling for addiction, trauma,  depression, and anxiety for children and adults.  They offer the counseling services for individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Location: 6110 Shallowford Road, Suite B, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: Main:  (423) 499-1031, Initial Appointments: (888) 291-4357


Chattanooga Pediatrics

Dr. Jason Steadman, Psy.D., ABPP is a board-certified developmental and clinical child psychologist who provides treatment and evaluations for pediatric patients and their families, including services for anxiety, depression, autism, trauma, feeding problems, adoption, traumatic brain injury, and many others. He also provides comprehensive developmental evaluations including autism assessments. He currently accepts AETNA, BCBS, Tricare, Healthscope, and EHN.

Ages served: children 

Web address:

Location: 3328 Jenkins Road, Suite 200, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: (423) 825-4040


Focus Psychiatric

Dr. Paul Long provides Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Phone: (423) 899-5081.
Location: 6400 Lee Hwy, Suite 110, Chattanooga, TN 37421


Health Connect America: Intensive In-Home and
Outpatient Mental Health Programs

Health Connect's Intensive In-Home Services provide trauma-informed mental health services to at-risk children, adolescents, and families, including those with significant behavior challenges. In-Home services can include, but are not limited to: crisis intervention and treatment, individual and family counseling, communication skills, case management activities, and coordination with other services. Intensive In-Home Services are provided three times per week for 4-16 weeks. This program serves families with children ages 3-18. Click here for more information.


Outpatient Mental Health Services offer support and treatment to individuals who are experiencing mental health symptoms, including those with co-occurring disorders. This program is created to be strength-focused and recovery-oriented. They offer treatment for children, adolescents, and adults. Click here for more information.

Ages served: 3-18 for Intensive In-Home program, all ages for outpatient counseling

Referral: Referral required. Can be made online or in person.

Web address:

Location: 2115 Chapman Rd #115, Chattanooga, TN 37421 (other locations across the southeastern USA)

Phone: 615-567-6726


The following therapeutic services are provided:

  • Outpatient Mental Health Services for Children and Adults – These are provided for individuals with a mental health diagnosis who have significant impairment in functioning. These therapy sessions are tailored to the needs of the client. TennCare, Cover Kids, and most Commercial Insurance Policies are accepted.

  • Outpatient Therapy Services at Red Bank High School – Provides school-based mental health services at Red Bank High School. This is for children/youth residing in the Red Bank community. Clients do not have to attend Red Bank High School and can meet with the therapist after school hours at RBH.

  • Trauma Informed Counseling Services – A Trauma Informed Therapist provides individual trauma informed psychotherapy to clients aged 3-21 who have had a traumatic experience..


Location: 509 South Highland Park Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37404

Phone: 423-756-1295

The Henegar Counseling Center offers a broad range of counseling and psychological services to the Chattanooga community. Services include individual and group therapy, psychological evaluations, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, parent-child interaction therapy, and more. Henegar Counseling Center accepts most major insurance policies. Their staff are trained to help with the following:


  • Anxiety and Depression

  • ADHD

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Child and Adolescent Issues

  • Life Coaching

  • Marriage, Family, and Parenting

  • Other Relationship Challenges

  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation

  • Self-Esteem

  • Click Here for Full List


Phone: (423)756.2894
Location: 1815 McCallie Avenue,  Chattanooga

Journey Psychotherapy Center has 17 clinicians in Chattanooga and 4 in Cleveland who provide therapy/counseling services for individuals ages 2 through adults who need support with a variety of mental health issues. We also serve couples, groups, and families. Several of our clinicians have years of experience providing therapy for Autistic individuals and utilize a variety of therapy modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Floortime/DIR Model. Hannah Holtcamp, M.A. provides Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) for children ages 2-9 and their families. Dr. Ashley Howell specializes in anxiety disorders, including OCD. Karen Chambless, M.A. has significant experience with Autistic and anxious young adults. Some of Journey's licensed clinicians accept BCBS for therapy, and our cash pay rates are based on household income and education/experience of the clinician. Journey Psychotherapy Center celebrates and affirms neurodiversity and the entire gender and sexuality spectrum. 

Location: 3505 Brainerd Road, Suite #1; Chattanooga, TN 37411
Phone: (423) 521-5678



Referral: None needed

The Mental Health Cooperative (MHC), a local non-profit, serves children, adolescents and adults who are struggling with emotional/behavioral issues as well as Autism Spectrum challenges.  MHC provides:


  • Evidence-based Psychotherapy

  • Child & Adult Psychiatry (board certified psychiatrists for children and adults)

  • Community based Care Management (home/school/court)

  • “Walk Right In Admissions” or call for appointment

  • Assistance with housing, food, clothing, budgeting, school consultation, eligibility benefits, court assistance, etc.  

  • Intensive Services for those needing a higher level of care in the home


MHC welcomes all TennCare plans and has full service sites in Chattanooga and Cleveland. 

MHC also has therapists located in many schools in Hamilton and McMinn Counties as well as these primary care offices: Cleveland Pediatrics, Erlanger Dodson Clinic, Galen Med/Peds, Bradley-Polk Medical Center, Soddy Daisy Family Care.

To make a referral: (423) 697-5953 or toll free (866) 816-0433


Contact: Kara Coleman, (423) 697-5952

Address: 801 Holtzclaw Ave. Ste. 101, Chattanooga, TN, 37404


Omni Community Health is a full-service, statewide behavioral health organization helping to heal children and adults, ages 2 to 92. 

Community-Based Services: Bachelor's and Master's level clinicians meet with clients where they need them most, linking to resources and providing support.  Includes CCFT, intensive in-home services, therapeutic foster care, relative caregiver program and family preservation.


Contact: Amy Irvin
Phone: 423-207-4712 
Location: 1635 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37408
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Family Focused Solutions provides counseling services to Tennessee's Families First participants. Through a strengths-based, 2 generational, and trauma informed approach, our five Masters level counselors empower clients for occupational, relational, and emotional success. We provide individual counseling, family counseling, parenting classes, life skills training, FLEX (Forming Lasting Employment Skills), self-advocacy training and case management to address these barriers that prevent self-sufficiency. Working within the Department of Human Services of nine surrounding counties our ultimate goal is to partner with Tennessee families to empower them towards sustainability and improved quality of life.


*This service is only available to Families First recipients.*

To apply for Families First Benefits, please contact your local DHS office to see if you qualify.

Family Assistance Service Center : 1-866-311-4287
or in the Nashville area: (615) 743-2000
Calls are answered 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday thru Friday.


This program utilizes five Masters level counselors throughout Hamilton, Bradley, Polk, Marion, McMinn, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea, and Meigs Counties.  Our counselors work with our clients within each county's DHS office.  In Hamilton County, we also provide services at the Crisis Resource Center, as well as the Maximus Employment Management site. 

Contact: Miranda Keplinger, M.A., FFS Assistant Director at 423.478-6740



Areas of specialty include evaluation and treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, child behavioral disorders (e.g., Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder); Oppositional/Defiant Disorder (ODD), trauma, anxiety, learning disorders, and neurocognitive deficits.

Phone: (404) 796-7777

Address: 750 Hammond Drive, Building 10, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA, 30328


Sound Living Counseling

Provides Evidence and Faith based counseling services for adults, adolescents, children, family, marital, and premarital. In-network with AccessOne EAP, Alliant, AmeriGroup, BSBC, BlueCare, Cigna, Cover TN, Humana, Life Synch, Megellan, Tricare, United Health Care, Value Options, and a few others. 


Location: 6727 Heritage Business Court, Suite 720, Chattanooga, TN 37421

Phone: 423-682-7203


Spectrum Psychological Services (GA)

Sarah Golsen, PSY.D, BCBA-D is not in-network with insurance companies (private-pay only). She provides a superbill at the end of her session for patients to file on their own. Her assessment costs can range from $900-$1200. 

Therapy Services

  • Individual Therapy for Children and Adolescents

  • Behavior Therapy

  • Cognitive-Behavior Therapy

  • Play Therapy

  • Sibling Support Services

  • Social Skills Training

Parent Training

  • Behavior Modification

  • Skill Acquisition

  • Toilet Training

  • Parent/Caregiver Support


Assessment Services

  • Autism Diagnostic Evaluations

  • Psychoeducational Evaluations (IEE Evaluations)

  • Learning Disability Evaluations

  • ADHD/Neuropsychological Evaluations

  • Emotional/Behavioral Disorder Evaluations

  • Deeming Waiver/Katy Beckett Evaluations

Location: 2551 Roswell Road, Suite 525, Marietta, GA  30062

Phone: 404-987-2531

SOCAT currently offers care coordination using a wraparound approach for young children, children, youth, and young adults and their families. SOCAT serves those with the highest needs through a high fidelity wraparound  process. Wraparound is a planning process that follows a series of steps to help children and their families realize their hopes and dreams. The wraparound process also helps make sure children and youth grow up in their homes and communities. 

Eligibility Information

Criteria for Services

  • Serving young child-young adult: between the ages of 0-21;

  • Youth experiencing emotional or behavioral concerns that affect their daily life (i.e. having trouble in school, with their family, with peers or adults, with law enforcement, or children's services);

  • Youth having difficulty or is at-risk of being kicked out of pre-school, child care, school, home, etc;

  • Youth currently, or is at-risk of psychiatric hospitalization, residential placement, or DCS custody


Make A Referral:


Contact: Keri Virgo, SOCAT Director, 615-770-0462 or Jill Murphy, 865-696-4424
Email: or

Victoria Davidson specializes in play therapy to help children express what is troubling them when they are unable to do so verbally. Through play therapy, children can communicate with others, express feelings, modify behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and learn a variety of ways to relate to others. Although beneficial to everyone, play therapy is especially appropriate for children ages 3 through 12. Children whose problems are related to life stressors, such as divorce, death, relocation, hospitalization, chronic illness, stressful experiences, physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, and natural disasters benefit from play therapy.

Educational Experience: MSSW – University of Tennessee Knoxville, Social Work, 1999
Areas of Interest:

  • Children

  • Adolescents

  • Encouragement

  • Foster Care/Adoptions

  • Child Abuse/Neglect

  • Trauma

  • Grief and Loss

  • Sexual Abuse

  • ADHD

Insurance accepted: Aetna, BCBS, BlueCare, Cigna, UBH, Value Options, Tri-Care, Americhoice, Humana and others.

Location: 3085 S. Broad Street, Suite H, Chattanooga, TN 37408
Office: 423-752-5207
Cell: 423-314-5276

Provides Family Counseling and Individual Counseling for clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder. In network with BlueCare, TriCare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, Empire BC, Magellan Behavioral, Medicare.


Phone: 423-212-4580

Location: 515 Trentmont Street, Chattanooga, TN 37404